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Recticel, Covestro making mattresses sustainable

15th Jan 2020

Recticel and Covestro have joined hands to make mattresses more sustainable, in a step towards a circular economy. They are working on raw material technologies - from mattress production to end-of-life and beyond. The focus is to turn polyurethane foam into a truly sustainable material and use carbon dioxide as building block for chemical synthesis.

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M Holland named distributor of Loctite by Henkel

28th Dec 2019

M Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, has become an authorised distributor of Loctite 3D branded 3D printing products from Henkel, leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. The two have signed a deal in this connection which provides M Holland's industrial manufacturing clients access to a range of 3D printing materials.

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ATL Composites gets new European distributors

28th Dec 2019

ATL Composites has signed deals with new European distributors after exhibiting at this year's Metstrade Amsterdam in November, the company's seventh show with joint venture partners vdL Composites. The new distributors will stock a mixture of DuFlex/Foam and Featherlight panels with single and double layers of e-fibreglass skins to service local...

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Gurit to supply core materials to Chinese company

26th Dec 2019

Gurit has signed a supply contract for core materials with a Chinese wind turbine blade producer, supplying international and domestic OEMs. The three-year contract covers the years 2020 to 2022 and is a continuation of an existing deal for the supply of core materials. Gurit will increase its Pet extrusion capacities in 2020 in Tianjin and Matamoros.

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No anti-dumping measures on glass fibre products: EC

26th Dec 2019

The European Commission will not impose any anti-dumping measures on imports of continuous filament glass fibre products originating in Bahrain and Egypt. A consortium of European importers and end users which included GRP Solutions, has been fighting the imposition of anti-dumping duties on glass fibre. Investigations into the case had begun on May 3, ...

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CAER to make C fibre from coal tar pitch with DOE grant

24th Dec 2019

The University of Kentucky Centre for Applied Energy Research (CAER), leader in carbon fibre research, has got a US Department of Energy grant to transform coal tar pitch into high-value carbon fibre for use in aircraft, automobiles, sporting goods and other high-performance materials. The $1.8 million project involves industry and university...

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C fibre widely used in aircraft: Rock West Composites

24th Dec 2019

It is not just fuselage panels and wings of an airplane, there is more carbon fibre in a passenger plane than most people think, Rock West Composites, which supplies carbon fibre parts and materials for commercial aircraft manufacturing, said in a recent blog on its website. It is due to many factors including carbon fibre being lightweight yet strong.

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BV verifies LeMond's claims on C fibre production

23rd Dec 2019

Bureau Veritas has supported LeMond Carbon's claims of lower costs and increased output regarding its carbon fibre manufacturing process, in comparison to traditional carbon fibre technology. BV carried out an independent technical audit of LeMond’s carbon fibre manufacturing process on a pilot line at Deakin University's Carbon Nexus facility in...

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Ashland gets leaders for specialty additives & adhesives

23rd Dec 2019

Ashland has named Min Chong as new leader for specialty additives business unit, and Tim Pione as leader for performance adhesives business unit, effective January 1, 2020. Both Chong and Pione will report directly to Guillermo Novo, chairman and chief executive officer. Ashland is a premier global specialty materials company serving customers.

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